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Washington's final state-of-the-union address...

Item # 644286 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1797  Although there is a wide range of content within this issue, the most significant is President George Washington's last state-of-the-union address which is headed: "Gen. Washington's Farewell Address to the United States" [not really; see the 1796 Supplement for his Farewell Address] and prefaced with: "In our Supplement, p. 1089, we gave at length Gen. Washington's famous address to the United States on Sept. 17, 1796; and shall now copy the speech of this justly celebrated Statesman on opening the Congress, Dec. 7, omitting only a few passages relative to finance and local regulations." This text takes over three pages and is signed  in type: George Washington. Included within this report is his address specific to the House of Representatives and Senate.
Contains both plates called for.
Complete in 88 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 1/2 inches, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, and is in nice condition.

A very nice magazine from the late 18th century with a wide range of varied content including news of the day, political reports, literary items, and other unusual tidbits. This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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